Pheasants of the World: Biology and Natural History / Edition 2

Pheasants of the World: Biology and Natural History / Edition 2

by Paul A. Johnsgard, Pa Johnsgard, Joseph Wolf
     
 

Among the most important of all bird groups, pheasants account for the most abundant domesticated species (the domestic fowl), the most extensively hunted upland game bird (the common pheasant), and some of the most spectacularly beautiful of all large birds (the giant argus). This lavishly illustrated volume gives up-to-date information on the distribution, status

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Among the most important of all bird groups, pheasants account for the most abundant domesticated species (the domestic fowl), the most extensively hunted upland game bird (the common pheasant), and some of the most spectacularly beautiful of all large birds (the giant argus). This lavishly illustrated volume gives up-to-date information on the distribution, status, and biology of all 49 species, with special attention paid to those that are vulnerable, rare, or threatened. Including range maps and identification keys, The Pheasants of the World is a comprehensive reference not only for ornithologists and conservationists seeking to ensure the survival of the group, but also for aviculturists and others who want to better understand the nature of these splendid birds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560988397
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
1,461,324
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.22(h) x 1.29(d)

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Meet the Author

Paul A. Johnsgard is Foundation Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He is the author of Hawks, Eagles, and Falcons of North America: Biology and Natural History (Smithsonian, 2001) and North American Owls: Biology and Natural History, Second Edition (Smithsonian, 2002).

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction
Pt. 1Comparative Biology1
1Relationships and Classification3
2Hybridization and Zoogeographic Patterns11
3Growth and Behavioral Development22
4General and Social Behavior35
5Ecology and Population Biology45
6Comparative Mating Systems and Social Signaling Devices58
7Reproductive Biology66
8Aviculture and Conservation76
Pt. 2Taxonomic Keys and Species Accounts85
Keys to Classification of the Family Phasianidae87
Genus Ithaginis Wagler 183290
Genus Tragopan Cuvier 1829100
Genus Pucrasia G. R. Gray 1841134
Genus Lophophorus Temminck 1813143
Genus Gallus Brisson 1760160
Genus Crossoptilon Hodgson 1838179
Genus Lophura Fleming 1822194
Genus Catreus Cabanis 1851245
Genus Syrmaticus Wagler 1832251
Genus Phasianus Linne 1758273
Genus Chrysolophus J. E. Gray 1834294
Genus Polyplectron Temminck 1813304
Genus Rheinartia Maingounat 1882337
Genus Argusianus Rafinesque 1815344
Genus Pavo Linne 1758355
Genus Afropavo Chapin 1936366
AppDerivations of Scientific and Vernacular Names of Pheasants373
Bibliography375
Index393

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